Congratulations! If you're reading this you are either pregnant or have just welcomed a new baby into your life. Motherhood starts when you find out you're pregnant and from that moment on, every time you see another pregnant woman you share a knowing smile. You're both in the same club. You will forever be a card-carrying member of this club. This club that can be wonderful, full of love, fear, anger, happiness, camaraderie and isolation -- all at the same time.
My name is Sandy and I'm a mom of two. I'm also the editor and co-founder of Oh Baby! Magazine and ohbabymagazine.com. Oh Baby! is a free publication available across Canada and covers everything pregnancy, baby and toddler. When I was asked to write in this space on UrbanMoms I jumped at the chance. My goal is to make motherhood as enjoyable as possible to as many moms as I can reach. I want to be a part of your life -- the good and the bad. Whether it's to tell you that it's ok to sleep on your back during pregnancy, that it's ok to breastfeed your baby in public WITHOUT a cover (gasp!) or that you're not the only mom who feels alone and under appreciated sometimes, I'm your girl.
You see we are all different but the same in so many ways. We all worry about our babies. We all want what's best for them. Having babies and raising kids takes a village and sadly we don't always have that these days. What we are lucky to have is this online community. Where we can laugh and cry together, educate and reassure each other and most importantly be supportive. I'd like to use this space to help you navigate your way through pregnancy and life with a new baby, after all, I'm a mom and chances are I know how you feel.
I'm really happy to join the urbanmoms community and to celebrate I'd like to give away this incredible Valco stroller and fab gift basket from Munchkin.
To enter the contest please comment below and tell us what stage of motherhood you are in and how it has changed your life.
One lucky UrbanMoms member will be chosen at random for each of these prizes:
1. Valco Baby Zee - A great stroller for everyday use! The light weight chassis and double bearing wheels provide unrivalled handling. Quick and easy to fold to put in and out of the car. Suitable from newborn to 45lbs. Car seat adaptable. Value - $300.
2. An Ultimate Munchkin Gift Basket - From toys, teethers, feeding accessories and bath products, the Ultimate Munchkin Gift Basket comes beautifully wrapped in a deluxe wicker basket and has over 40 different Munchkin items guaranteed to delight both parents and baby. Value - $250.
Contest closes Mar 1, 2013.
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UrbanMoms.ca members are eligible to win so don't forget to sign-in. Not a member yet?
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Canada's free pregnancy and early parenting publication Oh Baby! Magazine and ohbabymagazine.com are dedicated to providing readers with information to support them through pre-conception, pregnancy, and their child's early years. Regular Oh Baby! features include: nutrition and health tips, recipes, cool stuff, fun contests, blogs and so much more!